2020 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

US Legislative Branch - Washington, DC4.2

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary | Internship$4,500 a month
SkillsBenefits
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Summary

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest library. Working under the direction of the Library curators and specialists, fellows increase access to and engagement with collection materials. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.

Responsibilities

This program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment and culture of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, and information management. Interns inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research a backlog of copyright or special collections in many different formats in various divisions, and assist with digital preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. Near the end of their appointment at the Library, the interns join together to present a one-day display of historically significant Library collections and information discovered through research conducted in the course of their work. The display is open to members of Congress, Library staff, and the press and is always an eagerly anticipated event.

2020 Projects:
The project names for 2020 are listed below. For full project descriptions and list of required skills/knowledge for each project, applicants must review the information at: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/ prior to applying.

Audio Engagement Fellow Hispanic and Indigenous Languages (Hispanic Division)
Visualizing and Mapping Hispanic Collections and Services (Hispanic Division)
Trade Beads: Commodity and Currency (Science, Business & Technology)
History of African American Business and Entrepreneurship (Science, Business & Technology)
African Poster Collection (African and Middle Eastern Division)
Soviet Serials Collection (European Division)
Indigenous Peoples Law Portal (South America) (Library Services and the Law Library)(This project is no longer available)
Burmese Rare Collection Management (Asian Division)
African Academic Journal Indexing Project (African, Latin American & W European Division)
Yiddish Uncatalogued Books (Asian and Middle Eastern Division)
Prewar and Occupation Period Japanese Serials (Asian Division)
Improving Access to Rights Restricted Foreign Newspapers (Digital Content Management Section)
Home Movie Collection Processing (Moving Image Processing Unit)
John Allen Nitrate Film Processing (Moving Image Processing Unit)
Artists and Archives (Rare Book and Special Collections Division)
Spotlighting Main Reading Room Collections and Resources (Researcher & Reference Services)
Virtual Reality and the Archaeology of the Americas (Geography and Map Division)
Measuring Light Source Effects (Preservation Research & Testing Division)
Preservation Scientific Reference Center (Preservation Research & Testing Division)
Digital Data Aids for Communications and Outreach (Veterans History Project)
DuPree African American Pentecostal Collection (Manuscript Division)
Manuscript Reading Room Internship (Manuscript Division)
Paul Marvin Rudolph Architectural Archive (Prints and Photographs Division)
Digitizing Braille Music Scores (National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled)
Eighteenth Century Statutes of France and New France (Law Library)
Mapping a Global Community of Scholars (Kluge Center)
Informal Learning and Engagement Design (Office of Informal Learning)
Primary Source-Based Educational Resource (K-12) (Learning and Innovation Office)
Archiving the National Book Festival (Signature Programs Office)
Program and Project Management Community of Practice (U.S. Copyright Office)
Quotations Database Prototype (Congressional Research Service)
Journey Mapping Digital Accessibility (Design & Development Office)
User-Centered Outreach Strategies (Digital Innovation Division)
Biography of a Dataset (Digital Innovation Division)

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

01

Job family (Series)

0099 General Student Trainee

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
MUST be first time participant in the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.
Program participants from previous years not eligible to reapply.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

1. Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2019 - June 2020

2. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR FULL TEN WEEK PERIOD at $450 per week, from May 26 through July 31, 2020.

3. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation.

4. Resume (either uploaded or created using the Resume Builder).

5. Completed Form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf. This form must be filled out completely, signed legibly and dated in ink. Incomplete OF-306 forms will not be accepted. Scan and upload the signed form and submit form and submit the form at the time of application.

6. A legible copy of your latest college/university transcripts with your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected for the position. Transcripts must be issued by the college or university, and must include your name, the name of the institution, and the courses and course dates. Screenshots, Word or other text documents, and stand-alone course lists are not acceptable. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification.

7. Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them.

8. Two (2) references (name, email and phone) that can attest to the applicant's proficiency, skills, work ethic, reliability, quality of work, and capacity to work on teams. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR REFERENCE NAMES AND CONTACT INFORMATION AT THE TIME OF YOUR INTERVIEW. DO NOT ATTACH REFERENCE INFORMATION TO YOUR APPLICATION.

For all documents except professional references you should follow the steps for submitting documents found below in step 5 of the "How to Apply" section.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once selected and hired for the internship, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. Due to the popularity of some areas of interest, preferred project placement cannot be guaranteed. All project areas may not be available at the time applicants are selected and others may be added. Applicants should be sure to indicate three project areas of interest within their applications.

Education

Currently enrolled students (Undergraduate, Graduate) or have graduated in the months of December 2019 - June 2020.

A legible copy of your latest college/university transcripts with your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected for the position. Transcripts must be issued by the college or university, and must include your name, the name of the institution, and the courses and course dates. Screenshots, Word or other text documents, and stand-alone course lists are not acceptable. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification.

Additional information

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email spp@loc.gov.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Completed application packages will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on the application package and desired skills.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

Required Documents

Please be sure to submit ALL Required Documents.

If any documents are missing, your application will be disqualified.

1. REQUIRED - Resume.

2. REQUIRED - A legible copy of your latest college/university transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official Transcripts will be required if selected for the position. Transcripts must be issued by the college or university, and must include your name, the name of the institution, and the courses and course dates. Screenshots, Word or other text documents, and stand-alone course lists are not acceptable. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification.

3. REQUIRED - Cover letter stating professional objectives and relevant professional skills; include language abilities if relevant. The cover letter should clearly identify your top 3 project choices and why you have chosen them. If you are only interested in only one specific project choice, repeat it as your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference.

4. REQUIRED - Completed Form OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf. This form must be filled out completely, signed legibly and dated in ink. Incomplete OF-306 forms will not be accepted. Scan and upload the signed form and submit form and submit the form at the time of application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Interns are temporary employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for most Federal Employee benefits and privileges. However, they are protected by worker's compensation laws and eligible for the transportation subsidy program for qualified individuals who use the Metro System, Virginia Rail Express, MARC commuter trains, and county and commercial buses and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.